Here are some of the produce items planned* to be in this weekend’s co-op style produce shares…there are many more items, but this is just a sampling!
*When working with fresh produce, availability can sometimes change last-minute. We do our best to let you know what’s coming ahead of time, but sometimes things do change, especially when working with local farmers. Thanks for your understanding!
You might think of collards as straight out of a southern potluck buffet table. But there are plenty of ways to cook these tasty winter greens. Check out these collard greens cooking tips.
- Collard Greens with Bacon
- Garlicky Greens (use collards instead of kale)
- Chard and White Bean Stew (use collards instead of chard)
- Healthy Collard Greens Soup
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How do I cook beets?? This is a question we get quite often! Don’t be afraid of beets – there are many simple ways to cook and enjoy this sweet vegetable. Don’t throw the greens away, either – you can eat them too!
- Roasted Beets and Sautéed Beet Greens
- Beet “Hummus”
- “Almost Mom’s” Beet Soup from Urban Acres member, Lygia Waters
- Roasted Beet and Fennel Salad
- Chocolate Beet Muffins
- Roasted Beet Dip
- Arugula Salad with Beets and Goat Cheese
- Balsamic Beet Salad
- Or, substitute beets for the turnips in this recipe and roast them with potatoes
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Straight from the Texas valley, Texas Red Grapefruit are sweet, juicy and tree-ripened, literally stored on the tree to peak of perfection. The Rio Star grapefruit combines the two reddest varieties – Rio Red and Star Ruby grapefruit. It has an overall blush on the exterior peel with a deep red interior color which is 7 to 10 times redder than the Ruby Red.
Or juice it and add it to a smoothie for a little tang!
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If you were ever traumatized as a child by being forced to “eat your turnips,” we urge you to give them another chance!
- Jenni Stolarski’s Turnips, Broccoli, and Sausage
- Purple Top Turnip Purée
- Roasted Potatoes and Turnips
- Turnip Home Fries – Indian style
Another great way to eat turnips? Steam them until tender and eat with butter and sea salt. Simple. Delicious.
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The cholesterol-lowering ability of steamed mustard greens is second only to steamed collard greens and steamed kale in a recent study of cruciferous vegetables and their ability to bind bile acids in the digestive tract. No matter how much time you have (or don’t have), it’s easy to add some zesty mustard greens to the dinner table.
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Red Radishes. * LOCAL
Radishes and radish leaves are an excellent source of vitamin C. Globe radishes are a very good source of the trace mineral molybdenum and a good source of folic acid and potassium. The radish belongs to the brassica group of vegetables, which include cabbage, brussels sprouts, cauliflower and broccoli. Numerous studies suggest that brassica vegetables are protective against cancers of the lungs and alimentary tract. Score!
Want some incredibly tasty ideas for how to enjoy those beautiful fresh radishes? (Warning, you might become addicted to the radish sandwich!)